The Huawei Ban: Explained!

  • Published: 22 May 2019
  • Huawei flagships without Google or Android? This is everything you
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    Fingers crossed Huawei can resolve things. For the sake of competition.


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  • Dan Flowers
    Dan Flowers  2 hours back

    Dammit ❗ I was gunna upgrade my mate se and get a P30 lite. But if it's gunna end up a paper weight I'm gunna have to start shoppin around a little bit. I'm in no hurry now, ❗

    • Žarko Petković
      Žarko Petković  3 hours back

      Its like as if big countrys banned apple and accused them of spying.

      • John Rice
        John Rice  3 hours back

        I believe I know why they are being banned. Hauwei would not release their encryption keys to the US government is why it is really being banned. Any other reason given is fluff meant to distract or hide the real reason. The USG can't spy on Huawei-encrypted phones, and so has effectively banned them. Any others agree?

        • The XO
          The XO  4 hours back

          Huawei will replace this shity Apple."they spying on us" 😂😂

          • Vincenzo Karol Flagiello

            Fuckin Americans jk lol

            • Lucius kole
              Lucius kole  4 hours back

              So on the 19th of August is the last security update?? But I'm glad I got 9.1 now

              • E P
                E P  5 hours back

                Checkmate lol

                • Pete Roe
                  Pete Roe  7 hours back

                  Trump hit Hauwai square in the balls lol

                  • Kevin Trye
                    Kevin Trye  8 hours back

                    3 months on, seems Huawei sales have increased outside the US. The biggest losers will be US consumers.

                    • account Random
                      account Random  10 hours back

                      Trump just doesn't like china. Hes trying to attack them. He was in the middle of a trade war so the ban was probably just another shot.

                      • Gurt Frobe
                        Gurt Frobe  12 hours back

                        I think we are all missing the real issue here...Huawei was selling tech to Iran through the backdoor circumventing trade sanctions. Huawei is half to blame for this by going through the backdoor and they got caught. Unfortunately they have unwittingly put themselves in the line of fire in the trade war by breaking trade sanctions. Its sad that the US has to lie about the real reasons for the Huawei ban. We should just call it was it is. A tool to add pressure to the trade war. In the end though its a backfire as this means billions of trade with American companies due to Huawei phones containing billions of dollars of American components AND Huawei will emerge bigger and better becoming more self sufficient and a better homegrown choice. Only loser here is Trump and US tech business and ultimately the American consumer.

                        • Jayesh Kanodia
                          Jayesh Kanodia  13 hours back

                          Why did it get banned is what you didn't explained?

                          • Jayesh Kanodia
                            Jayesh Kanodia  2 hours back

                            @John Rice probably you are right. This has something to do with the USA being denied something or the other.

                          • John Rice
                            John Rice  3 hours back

                            I agree with you, and believe I know why they are being banned. Hauwei would not release their encryption keys to the US government is why it is really being banned. Any other reason given is fluff meant to hide the real reason. The USG can't spy on Huawei-encrypted phones, and so has effectively banned them. Any others agree?

                        • Jeremy Stock
                          Jeremy Stock  13 hours back

                          Great video. Thank you for breaking it all down, MKBHD!

                          • Dylan DeSisto
                            Dylan DeSisto  13 hours back

                            did anyone notice tiktok is the only app still available on every device 🤔 not to mention it’s the largest app out with ads EVERYWHERE. all children must have tiktok.. but for what..?

                            • Stis Oisfnr
                              Stis Oisfnr  13 hours back

                              So this is US answer to China banning Apple huh 🤔

                              • TheNaishproductions
                                TheNaishproductions  14 hours back

                                As a consumer i just want something that works but we also need competition to drive things forward. Kinda on the fence about all of this.

                                • Trumpenstein
                                  Trumpenstein  14 hours back

                                  It's not "waway". I dont know where people keep getting that. It's pronounced "hwaway". The H is not silent. Or think of it as Who Ah Way.

                                  • Kangarooo
                                    Kangarooo  14 hours back

                                    Oh man you so bad in tech, you just read article and don't understand tech. What is 90 days. Android works and you being spied any way. Not all phones get Android updates, you still 99% do it yourself on computer. America has problems with product usage witch is illegal. You so funny lieing to people thinking that you smarty but look just funny 😂

                                    • Bunthoeun Vlog
                                      Bunthoeun Vlog  14 hours back

                                      Good VDO

                                      • Bunthoeun Vlog
                                        Bunthoeun Vlog  14 hours back


                                        • Sairagna
                                          Sairagna  15 hours back

                                          Half this comment section is bots the other half are morons. Proceed at your own risk.

                                          • tommy teh
                                            tommy teh  15 hours back

                                            Reality check. China is a huge market itself which it can build its own ecosystem. Huawei is the leader in 5G infrastructure and IOT. I foresee an alternative ecosystem.

                                            • Marko Mileski
                                              Marko Mileski  16 hours back

                                              I just bought a huawei

                                              • Leland James
                                                Leland James  17 hours back

                                                Huawei and other Chinese companies are stealing everything off the American companies. They became big over night because of it. All that sht theyve been making for us they steal, so they never have to figure out the technology ect. Apple and other companies are stupid for even being there.

                                                • Mark Ola
                                                  Mark Ola  14 hours back

                                                  Excellent point. I am glad at least one person on this chat is smart enough to understand reality. All the rest, the most of crowds here, are just simply stupid, don’t see anything further than their own nose and don’t care about anything except their own stomach and wallet. They don’t think and care about this great country and great people that live here. They live in US but care about China. It is just insanity, I just cannot believe that.
                                                  All that Chinese are doing good is stilling and selling back to owner- the USA. They got all of that technology for free, never pay patents. Of course they are getting rich, because they don’t pay for anything. All the high tech stuff they produce is 100% stolen technology from US and Japan. Everything they designed/invented by themselves and selling around the world is simply junk.

                                              • Migel Mugambi
                                                Migel Mugambi  17 hours back

                                                Should I buy a Huawei phone that has already been realised after the ban??

                                                • Ena.bot3
                                                  Ena.bot3  17 hours back

                                                  but w8 my mother works with an american company in tunisia and they gave them huawei phones

                                                  • Migel Mugambi
                                                    Migel Mugambi  17 hours back

                                                    Will phone that have already shipped after the ban be able to access Google search and other play services??

                                                    • Gabriel Majin
                                                      Gabriel Majin  18 hours back

                                                      been using a huawei since honor 9 , aka the first phone that distroyed Samsung and apple.this bullshit ban happend after huawei , 3 years in a row, beat samsung and apple...aaaaand nothing happend.huawei is still nr 1, still has android on , google store is still there , so chill ppl.USA lost her nr1 spot in the world a long time ago. accept it and move the fuck on :D

                                                      • Rose
                                                        Rose  18 hours back

                                                        This all sounds very good in one respect, the following things are not beliefs but facts.
                                                        I do not want to write a long text that everyone does not read it, I'm just telling you the most important thing, for the people who like it all very well.
                                                        The connections of cell phones and Co. are funneling over rays, our brain and body also funnels over rays, 4G, etc., all of us are already streaming through, and I can say that these rays damage our body, even if you do not notice it directly.
                                                        Example, radioactivity, you know what happens when you are exposed to it, radioactivity are also rays. 5G is stronger than anything else as you can see, the rays as well, the damage to the bodies as well. Cancer etc. I want to illuminate also the other side of the beautiful and helpful 5G, because almost everyone looks only on one side but that through this "improvement" is the bad more, say and know few. Our body will form new diseases through these radiations and that is slowly sneaking up and suddenly it is there. That's the dangerous yes, and I say again, these are not theories or phrases but facts!
                                                        On the one hand, a doctor could cure a patient by a robot that is far away, and on the other hand, 500 new people will get sick.
                                                        That `s not worth it.

                                                        • Rose
                                                          Rose  18 hours back

                                                          We can already do so much, why more and more, from movies and reality, we know who more and more and more will eventually get the bill, which is very difficult

                                                      • Christian Morales
                                                        Christian Morales  18 hours back

                                                        Is it just Huawei or all Chinese phone companies?

                                                        • Rodney Pitcher
                                                          Rodney Pitcher  19 hours back

                                                          They are spy they steal they they copy make America great again

                                                          • j js
                                                            j js  19 hours back

                                                            they can copy the hardware but its our software is whats valuable

                                                            • Richard
                                                              Richard  19 hours back

                                                              Either way China needs to pay somehow for all the stolen IP over the decades.

                                                              • Eric L
                                                                Eric L  17 hours back

                                                                it's been on for decades. only when its Chinese related the US would go big hoohah about it. imagine if another 10 years down the road India or Indonesia rises to become an actual competitor to the US then you would go accusing them of theft and fraud again. the actual fact is the US Govt does not like competition

                                                              • Richard
                                                                Richard  18 hours back

                                                                @Eric L Nice try but nobody has done it at your country's scale.

                                                              • Eric L
                                                                Eric L  18 hours back

                                                                when US companies copy, it's called 'innovation'.
                                                                when Chinese companies, i'ts called "IP Theft'

                                                            • max factor
                                                              max factor  19 hours back

                                                              Why ban Huawei? Bcz they comply with whatever the Chinese government says. How to ban Huawei? All American companies have to comply with the US government order.

                                                              • Alpha
                                                                Alpha  20 hours back

                                                                Well mkbhd i'm glad you spent that $1.6k so that i wouldn't have too, not all heroes wear capes

                                                                • Derik Tran
                                                                  Derik Tran  20 hours back

                                                                  Can you do one on HarmonyOS? Their answer to Android. Thoughts?

                                                                  • ßerrısırıs
                                                                    ßerrısırıs  23 hours back

                                                                    People can just flash the play store and Google services on the phones, problem solved.

                                                                  • Travis McGhee
                                                                    Travis McGhee  2 days back

                                                                    Great I'm screwed I love my mate pro 10.

                                                                    • the_invincible _young_ulises

                                                                      Stupid te encontraré perro!

                                                                      • Adam Zugone
                                                                        Adam Zugone  2 days back

                                                                        I'm just wondering how important is it to get those Android updates... Because I was planning on buying the P30 Pro in a couple days but now I'm not so sure..

                                                                        • The United States Of Trump

                                                                          citizen: Why did you ban Huawei?
                                                                          Trump: Because Huawei cant be spied so we cant spy on you If you use Huawei.

                                                                          • Truth Troll
                                                                            Truth Troll  2 days back

                                                                            Do u no da way? Huawei is da wei.
                                                                            Trump banned da queen, spit on him

                                                                            • -_LinusE 06_-
                                                                              -_LinusE 06_-  2 days back


                                                                              • Skyy Skyy
                                                                                Skyy Skyy  2 days back

                                                                                Huawei i will trust you

                                                                                • Alpha
                                                                                  Alpha  2 days back

                                                                                  China : screw you apple
                                                                                  US : screw you huawei ( uno reversed card )
                                                                                  Korea : Samsung is ready too kill you both

                                                                                  • HTHAMMACK1
                                                                                    HTHAMMACK1  3 days back

                                                                                    I loathe Trump and the ground he walks on, but he's right about this. Huawei should have absolutely no presence in the government or in our infrastructure.

                                                                                    • Lopki098 Ror
                                                                                      Lopki098 Ror  4 days back

                                                                                      All phones banned! xD

                                                                                      • Tru fact earth
                                                                                        Tru fact earth  4 days back

                                                                                        Just watch their space sectors , their GPS, satellites , rockets that banned by the Wests...